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Multiple Configurations, Multiple Uses AGV has been building quality motorcycle helmets since the 1940s. Today, Dainese owns it. Any time the company comes out with something new, you’d better take note. On December 12, AGV announced the North American launch of its new AX9 helmet. The AX9 follows in the footsteps of the AX8 helmet that …

Waterproof and Comfy Touring Boots The Dainese Fulcrum boots are made from soft, broken-in leather that is very comfortable. These are touring boots offering CE level protection and a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Dainese has the Fulcrum boots listed in the “winter” category, but the Gore-Tex breathable liner works in hot weather also. Also, the “Skywalk” …

The Dainese Modular Ventilation System Continued The Dainese D-Explorer pants are the perfect match for the Dainese D-Explorer jacket (review). As with the Dainese Teren pants (review), these would also make an excellent choice for all-season use with other types and brands of jackets. The pants have the unique Dainese “Modular Flap System” with a two-level adjustable …

The Perfect All-Season 3/4-Length Adventure Touring Jacket? Just when you thought that every possible iteration of the classic 3/4-length motorcycle jacket had been done, along comes the Dainese D-Explorer. This may just well be the “perfect” all-season, all-around, touring, dual-sporting and adventure-touring outfit you’ll find. Or should we append a “yet” to that sentence? If it …

Dainese Long Range D-WP C2 Boots Review A high-quality pair of street/touring boots that are a good value even at its price point. Definitely worth a look for the serious touring or sport/touring rider. Motorcycle boots have a hard life. Not only are they asked to provide protection from impacts, abrasion and the elements they …

Dainese “Veleta” Gore-Tex X-TRAFIT Waterproof Gloves The Dainese Veleta gloves are an interesting new design for 2014. The design is a successful mashup of features cribbed from motocross, adventure-touring and street touring gloves. The Veleta gloves passed the webBikeWorld “Bucket Test” with flying colors; that is, they’re completely waterproof, due to the Gore-Tex 3-layer X-TRAFIT …

Dainese “Manis” Back Protector The new Dainese Manis back protector is very comfortable, relatively thin, has good ventilation and also meets the CE Level 2 standard. The comfort comes from the overlapping plates that make up the outer layer on the back of the protector. They are connected with rows of thin elastic strapping that …

Dainese Teren D-Dry Pants Review As you might expect, the Dainese Teren pants are the perfect match for the Dainese Teren jacket (review). But the Teren pants would also make an excellent choice for all-weather wearing with other types and brands (Shhh — don’t tell Dainese!) of jackets. The pants have the same “heavy duty” Cordura …

Dainese Teren D-Dry Jacket Review In a world where there is very little differentiation in 3/4-length motorcycle jackets, the Dainese Teren is a standout. This adventure-touring flavored design feels as rugged as they come and it includes a host of unique and cleverly designed features. Speaking of unique, Dainese has also designed a simple but …

Dainese “Super Speed Tex” Jacket Review The Super Speed Tex (the official name) jacket is one of the most popular Dainese summer-weight textile jackets in 2013. In fact, it’s so popular that it has nearly sold out in every color and size this summer, with retailers asking for more. It’s functional yet stylish, with right on …

Dainese “Dyno C2b” Shoes The Dainese Dyno C2b shoes are located at the mid-point of the Dainese Dyno family. They are located below the Dyno C2b Pro and above the Dyno and Dainese Asphalt shoes (review). The Dyno C2b shoes are street focused. But they also have many high-end features borrowed from the Dainese motorcycle race …

Dainese “Aspide” Jacket Review The Dainese Aspide jacket is new for 2012. It is a lighter-weight motorcycle jacket designed to provide good air flow with decent protection and a lot of style. The Aspide is not a mesh jacket, but the special Cordura fabric provides excellent air flow. Protection includes EC Level 1 shoulder and …

Dainese “Air Frame” Jacket Review The Dainese Air Frame jacket is also new for 2012. The Air Frame is a lighter-weight motorcycle jacket designed to provide excellent air flow with protective features and style. It provides maximum air flow due to the type of open-weave mesh used in the jacket shell. The jacket also includes …

Built-in Spats for Asphalt Style The Dainese Asphalt shoes are comfortable, stylish and comfortable. But, wide feet may not fit. A few of the safety and protective features have been borrowed from Dainese race boots, a nice surprise. They’re also a great match for the Dainese Druids gloves and the rest of the AGV and …

Dainese D1 Kevlar Jeans Review The Dainese D1 Kevlar jeans feature a heavyweight blend of denim with Kevlar fibers incorporated into the weave. Additional abrasion protection is provided in the form of “Kevlar Jersey” knitted fabric in the crotch and hips. The D1 Kevlar jeans have a lot of style and the cut is shaded …

Dainese “Druids” Gloves Review The Dainese Druids gloves are a street-sport type that is lightweight and with high levels of protection. Features include a large knuckle protector, carbon fiber sliders over the secondary knuckles and TPU protectors on the outside of the hand. The quality level is high and the Druids gloves come in a variety of …

Dainese “Carbon Cover” Gloves Review The Dainese Carbon Cover gloves are new for 2011. They are located somewhere near the middle of the massive 2011 Dainese glove range in both price and features and they’re a solid choice for street riding. I especially like the comfort that is provided by the thoughtful fit and fingertip construction. The …

Dainese Alien Jacket Review The Dainese Alien Leather Jacket (“Giacca Alien Pelle”) and Alien Leather Pants (“Pantaloni Alien Pelle”) are made with supple ultra-quality leather and lots of Dainese goodness. One touch and you know you’re holding something different. The styling is just right — sophisticated and modern without being overdone. Even the fit is right on …

Dainese Alien Pants Review The Dainese Alien Leather Pants, or “Pantaloni Alien Pelle” are the perfect match for the Dainese Alien Jacket (review). They have modern styling to match the Alien jacket and their own share of clever features and they are made from the same high-quality “D-Skin” leather. The Alien pants are designed for rider comfort for …

Dainese “Shotgun” Jacket Review Outstanding air flow, great looks, super-comfy stretch fabric and Dainese quality make this a current favorite for riding during the global heat-up of 2010. Ask your favorite search engine for a report on “July 2010 record temperatures” or “world temperatures July 2010” or the like and you’ll find results that will be …

Dainese X-ILE Motorcycle Gloves Review Superb quality and thoughtful design make the Dainese “Guanto” X-ILE gloves a summertime winner! Motorcycle gloves probably make the most difficult subjects for a webBikeWorld review. It’s not easy to spit out 1,000 words or so about a pair of gloves, that’s for sure. This is true also for motorcycle jackets — …

Dainese D-System D-Dry Jacket Review Classic styling, excellent construction, unique D-Dry liner and probably the best venting of any non-mesh 3/4-length jacket I’ve tried makes the D-System D-Dry jacket a four-season standout. Search webBikeWorld for the keyword “Dainese” and you’ll find just three articles featuring that storied brand. And if that isn’t sad enough, two …

The World’s First “Jet” Styled Helmet? Here’s my prediction: you’re looking at the next big thing in motorcycle helmets. I realize I’m going out on a limb here, because not everyone is into what could be called “Jet” or “Scooter Style” helmets. But they’re becoming hugely popular in Europe and just about everywhere else in …